State Parks Ordered To Close Effective April 7, 2020

TPWD announced that according to an order from Governor Abbott, all state parks will be closed at the close of business April 7, 2020 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff. No date for reopening is in the TPWD announcement. A link to the TPWD announcement is attached. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXPWD/bulletins/28548e1News Release, … Continue reading State Parks Ordered To Close Effective April 7, 2020

25th Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup

The 25th Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Cleanup is slated for Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Padre Island National Seashore. This is the Silver Anniversary of this unique event. Volunteers are needed at Malaquite Visitor’s center no later than 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 29. Normal park admission will be waived for Cleanup participants – … Continue reading 25th Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup

TPW Magazine Urges Vote for Prop. 5 to Benefit State Parks

The November edition of the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine urges voters to support constitutional Proposition 5 which would dedicate sales taxes from the sales of sporting goods to TPWD and the Historical Commission. "Dedicated appropriations would ensure a reliable and predictable source of funding to not only keep state parks and historical sites safe … Continue reading TPW Magazine Urges Vote for Prop. 5 to Benefit State Parks